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My overdrive pro shuts down because it says the battery is critucally low
Issue is---I'm plugged into the power outlet. Whats up?
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The power plug/charge should work just fine well in wall outlet. Might be bad charge cable and/or battery. Try charging up over night and see if it fine the next day. We need to see if it charger cable or battery that not working.
For better help in real time, "Skype" is the best help I can offer. My Skype User is "freewill95". You can add me to your contact list and in the message box, type "freedompop user".
Actually that was my thought also. Went to Sprint and had them plug it in on there charger and it worked fine. So I bought a new charger cable. Thanks so much for the quick response. Was delighted to find it in my email. I thought I might have to pour though the forum looking for the answer---like I said new to forum, Again thanks
My Sierra Overdrive Pro 802S pruchased from FreedomPop, came with a Motorola AC Charger which the label says has a 200mA 5VDC output. Page 138 of the user guide says, "Current Maximum: 1000 mA". The hotspot shuts down after using the device for about 2 hours when the charger is plugged into an AC outlet.
How can a 200 mA charger possibly keep up with the power needs of a device that takes more current that the charger is capable of supplying?
I found a picture of the label on such a chargersold with a new Overdrive Pro , which clearly shows that the original Sierra Charger power output is 5.2V at 1.2A (1200 mA).
So, purchasers of this device, especially if refurbished, as mine was, need to be aware of the fact that FreedomPop may not include a charger with enough current output to allow continuous use of the hotspot.